All persons having obtained any CompTIA certification or certificate program, including those taking part in CompTIA's Continuing Education Program ("CCEP"), and all persons seeking to obtain a CompTIA certification or certification program (collectively referred to herein as “Certified Persons”) must agree that they have read and will abide by the terms and conditions of this CompTIA Professional Code of Ethics Policy ("Ethics Policy"), prior to seeking a CompTIA certification, prior to participating in the CCEP, and for as long as they hold a valid CompTIA Certification.
It is a violation of this Ethics Policy for any Certified Person to participate in any incident of cheating, breach of security, misconduct, submission of fraudulent information or any other behavior that could be considered compromising the integrity or confidentiality of any CompTIA certification examination, any CompTIA certification, or the CompTIA Continuing Education Program, as determined by CompTIA. It is also a violation of this Ethics Policy for any Certified Person to be engaged in any professional misconduct that negatively reflects upon themselves, an employer and/or CompTIA’s Certification program, as described below. All Certified Persons shall adhere to the following:
Procedural Requirements for Code of Ethics for Certified Persons
Notice of Violations and Sanctions
If it is determined that any Certified Person has violated this Ethics Policy, CompTIA will send such Certified Person a written notice of violations and applicable sanctions and a copy of CompTIA's Appeals Policy and Process.
Remedies for Violating the Ethics Policy
Any Certified Person determined by CompTIA to have violated this Ethics Policy shall, if determined necessary or appropriate by CompTIA based upon the seriousness of the incident or violation:
(a) be denied and/or decertified in a CompTIA certification(s)
(b) have all other CompTIA certifications previously granted to such candidate revoked;
(c) not be eligible to register and/or schedule any CompTIA certification examination, or receive any CompTIA certification, for a minimum period of twelve (12) calendar months from the date of such determination;
(d) have the current continuing education program cycle suspended and/or not be eligible to pursue any CompTIA certification for a minimum period of twelve (12) calendar months from the date of such determination; and/or
(e) be subject to any and all other appropriate action, including legal remedies, that CompTIA deems necessary or appropriate to enforce CompTIA's Ethics Policy.
Appeals ProcessAfter a Certified Person has received a written notice of violations and applicable sanctions from CompTIA, such Certified Person will have thirty (30) calendar days to file a written request for appeal pursuant to CompTIA's Appeals Policy and Process.